Bryson Stott hosts 8-year-old Caden Marge, the Phillies fan who went viral praying for his walk-off home run against the Angels
Bryson Stott might be a rookie, but he already knows what this game is all about:
The fans, especially the kids.
Ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies‘ first game of the homestand on Friday, Stott invited a young fan to be his guest at batting practice: Caden Marge, the eight-year-old who went viral praying for Stott to walk it off against the Los Angeles Angels. In an instant classic, the Phillies infielder delivered, not only walking it off, but hitting his first-ever walk-off home run.
Prior to the Angels series, Stott had gone homerless in the first 25 games of his career. In that series, he hit his first and second career homers, including the walk-off. He’s homered again since.
Even before Stott invited Marge to batting practice, the walk-off had instantly become one of the best of the season, but the rookie went the extra mile to thank his young fan.
Stott gave Marge one of his bats, with the inscription, “To Caden, thanks for the help! Go Phils!” and of course, his autograph.
The smile says it all.
You can bet Stott just made a fan for life.